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PLM & ERP: What’s the Difference, and Why Should you Care?

PLM & ERP: What’s the Difference, and Why Should you Care?

A Complimentary CIMdata Educational Webinar

January 28, 2015
10:00  EST | 07:00  PST | 16:00 CET

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Do any of the following statements sound a little too familiar?
  • All our budget is spent on ERP with little left over for PLM.

  • ERP is the master for ALL product information, PLM is no more than an afterthought.

  • We have spent millions on ERP with limited evidence of increased efficiencies.

  • There is a great deal of scrap and many prototypes before products are shipped.

  • Every part is an exception or "waiver."

  • Many fixes are made during manufacturing.

It is often challenging to rationalize the design process managed by PLM and the manufacturing activities that are managed by ERP. There is much overlap, and many companies have tried to give emphasis to one or the other with mixed results. Both are necessary to successfully harness innovation and create high quality products that promote customer loyalty. However, it is necessary to understand the differences and integration opportunities to capture the power that lies within a truly integrated PLM and ERP environment.

What will be covered in this webinar?

  • We will explain the differences between PLM and ERP
  • We will look at the key integration points for PLM and ERP
  • We will show how new innovation processes support PLM and ERP
  • We will demonstrate how you can leverage PLM and ERP integration to improve your business

What will I learn from attending this webinar?

  • You will learn about the key strengths of PLM and ERP
  • You will learn why linking PLM and ERP can provide benefits and drive innovation
  • You will learn how to use a PLM platform to enhance ERP efficiency
  • You will learn how to stop the PLM-ERP wars at your company

Who should attend?

  • PLM team leaders and team members
  • Engineering managers
  • PLM users
  • PLM solution providers, PLM service providers, and PLM channel partners
  • Corporate training managers looking for PLM training solutions
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about PLM and innovation

During the webinar you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics discussed.



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